HOW INVISIBLE DISABILITIES IMPACT PERFORMANCE & TENURE IN TECH
INDIVIDUAL ALLYSHIP & EMPATHY
Our talk outlines three core themes with tech & ID, including themes around career satisfaction and trajectory, transition of elementary skills to vital practices, and discovery of safe spaces as a reinforcement of self-worth. It will highlight real life examples of crucial conversations, evolution of work practices, and outcomes of conversation about disability.
Mental health and wellness is stigmatized—especially for women and more so in tech and entrepreneurship. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness.1 Of that, in 2014 the CDC found that 27.4% of women ages 18-64 identified with a disability in some form (compared to 20.8% of men in the same age range).